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"Great Company to work for!"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Internal Wholesaler in Minneapolis, MN
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Thrivent Financial full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Solid amount of time off and adequate compensation.

Cons

Need to network with other departments to find opportunites to move up.

Advice to Management

Be flexible and pay attention to the values and needs of your employees. Be open to honest feedback

Other Employee Reviews for Thrivent Financial

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits could use a Management overhaul."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Business Analyst in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Lead Business Analyst in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thrivent Financial full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are nice, time off, bonus, and other volunteer perks.

    Cons

    Management is very old school, not very progressive they are trying to make this better but it's going to take some time.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for people to be empowered to make decisions and give teams more flexibility to reward their staff in a way that makes sense for their own teams.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Very Steep Learning Curve."

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    Former Employee - Underwriter in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Underwriter in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great organization with a volunteer spirit. Not-for-profit organization that supports charitable and volunteer giving. Central office located in an excellent part of the country with good community in Appleton, WI.

    Cons

    Non-competitive salary. A VERY steep learning curve....terminated after 4 months with company, despite needing to learn an antiquated system. Mentors assigned to me needed to regularly refer to operations manual to operate their own system. After only 60 days, was reassigned due to poor volume of output, then reassigned again 30 days later to a new system. Terminated one month later. 12 years of experience in the industry was flushed and a black spot put on my resume for a company that really needed to demonstrate more patience with the learning process involved with their systems and method of underwriting. This very budget-restricted operation looking to expand to entire Christian market will finditself quickly overwhelmed with volume due to the systems in place, unless they overhaul their entire operation structure and invest more in operations. Not nearly ready for this imminent expansion plan.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that the systems deployed at Thrivent are very behind the industry standard for efficiency and practicality. Bringing in new talent will require an expanded learning curve and more patience. The underwriting shop operates under very different guidelines than the rest of the industry. The auditing system is all-or-nothing, very robotic. Recognize that experienced talent will have a very tough time adjusting to the systems and the overall underwriting theory of the shop. Leadership shouldn't just throw manuals at problems...it must see the entire picture (a computer system that requires large scale overhaul) and assign value to the worker. A termination really solves nothing for either party and should be reserved for trouble-making, insubordinate, or flagrantly under-producing employees.

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